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After watching wild welsh zoo I learn't that they were ment to be getting Rhinos. Does anyone know whats happened to that idea? Also they talked about how much they cost. I thought zoos don't pay for their animals, especialy threatened ones as zoos may not be able to afford them and the animals won't get conserved.
They do have to pay for them when they don`t come from a zoo,these Rhinos will be come from a South African Big Game Park hence they have to pay for them,if they got them from a zoo they would be placed on-loan to Manor House.
For those of you that can't view ITV Wales the last program broadcast last Friday 9/12/2011 had a preview of the next episode. This showed Anne meeting one of the new white rhino's for manor house. The enclosure was clearly Colchester zoos white rhino paddock. This is to be shown in January.
I watched the episode of the ITV programme showing Anna R-R spending a day at Colchester working with the Rhinos and other stock in the same house . Much time was spent making silly noises towards Zamba ( the good lady does annoy me ! ) . Work had commenced converting the barn previously used for Bison into a Rhino House , not surprisingly this is going to cost quite a lot .
The final episode featured the birth of a Camel , mother and baby had to be separated from the father who was getting a bit pushy . A baby Tapir was also born , but did not survive as the mother was very young .